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Marianne Elizabeth Feller

February 14, 1934 — January 11, 2024

Richfield, Utah

Marianne Feller
Richfield, Utah

    Marianne Elizabeth Millward Feller, 89, following a long illness, passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2024 in Richfield.  She was born February 14, 1934 in Las Vegas, Nevada to James and Elizabeth Lloyd Millward.  She married Raymond Shirl Feller on August 23, 1954.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  They had four children.
    Marianne was a remarkable woman who graduated high school at age 16 and college at age 18.  By the time she was 19 years of age she had opened her own clothing and textile shop.  Although sewing, knitting, crocheting, and the almost lost art of tatting remained a love, especially when making projects for her children and grandchildren, she turned to teaching when she and her husband moved to California shortly after their marriage.  She taught for nearly 40 years in the Modesto School District.  Music played a large role in her life and the life of her family.  
    Marianne was a highly skilled pianist and played with the Utah Symphony during her teen years.  But perhaps her most memorable musical moment occurred when she was barely nine years old.  Her father, then serving with the U.S. Army in Texas, “drafted” his young daughter to perform in front of visiting army dignitaries, including General George S. Patton, Jr.!  Music infused her life, and the lives of her friends and family as she gave piano lessons, accompanied church choirs, and jammed with family at reunions and other gatherings.  Her artistic talents were expressed not only in clothing design and music, but also in china painting.  Most of her progeny and many of her friends are privileged to have an “original Marianne Feller” hand painted plate, cup, pitcher, tray or other ornament.  But above all Marianne was known for her inclusiveness, her unconditional, all-embracing love of those around her.  Family was everything, and almost everyone was family. 
    Marianne was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While living in California, she and her husband served in the temple in Oakland, CA. Later, after returning to Utah, they were called to serve as missionaries at the Hill Cumorah Pageant.  Marianne was absolutely devoted to her family who will miss her kindness, love, counsel, and wonderful sense of humor. 
    Marianne is survived by her children:  Kris (Rick) Stanley, Kingsburg, CA; Jami (Clark) Pearson, Richfield; Todd (Kim) Feller, Joseph;  Kirk (April) Feller, Draper; 22 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.  She is also survived by her sister, Nancy (Bill) Sherwood, Salt Lake City; and many beloved nieces and nephews. 
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her dear husband Ray; and her brother and  sister-in-law, Jim and Merelyn  Millward.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 12 Noon in the Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, Richfield, UT 84701, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Interment will be in the Richfield City Cemetery.  Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.  Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

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